Armchair quarterbacks, beware!
SEGA(R)'s sports studio, Visual Concepts Entertainment, maker of the
acclaimed '2K' sports game series, and ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports,
today announced First Person Football, a revolutionary style of gameplay
that allows gamers to immerse themselves completely in a sports videogame-
from the first person perspective. First Person Football will make its debut
this fall in "ESPN NFL Football," giving the definition of virtual football
a whole new meaning. For the first time ever, a sports video game will be
played through the perspective of the players themselves as every sight and
sound is experienced from behind the helmet.
"Our fans have been asking us to find ways they can get even more involved
in the game," said Greg Thomas, president, Visual Concepts Entertainment,
maker of the acclaimed "2K" sports game series. "We've put considerable
resources behind this revolutionary feature and created a game mode that
allows you to become any player on the field and experience the game just as
they do every time they hit the field."
"This is a truly exciting new feature for sports fans, and we're excited to
bring it to them and to the gaming community," said Rick Alessandri, senior
vice president and general manager, ESPN Enterprises. "ESPN has always been
about serving the fans, and these games will really make them part of the
With strikingly realistic audio and visual components, the most minute of
details have been included in First Person Football. Depending on which
position gamers select to control for each play, the audio and visual
experience will change. As the quarterback, players can hear the ominous
footsteps of defensive linesman closing in, their pounding heartbeat or the
thud of their body hitting the grass after a tough tackle.
The accurate viewpoint of every player on the field has been captured, from
kicker to fullback, allowing gamers to alternate players for every play
giving them a truly immersive gridiron experience.
"ESPN NFL Football" will be available at retailers nationwide this fall and
will be available for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system and
the Xbox(TM) video game system from Microsoft(R).